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RIP Naomi Wise

According to San Diego Reader columnist Barbarella Fokos, restaurant critic Naomi Wise passed away yesterday from complications after surgery.

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  1. That's sad. Though it wasn't my go to bible I've been reading the SD Reader since HS. Thoughts and Prayers to her family.

        1. That is terrible news, not just for her family, but for all San Diego diners.

          1. Such sad news..
            She was on Chowhound briefly last year..
            Condolences to her family and may she rest in peace.

            1. http://www.sandiegoreader.com/staff/n...

              To celebrate in food life and words, read her columns. She gave so much to all her SD Readers.

              1. Such sad news. Such a loss. I wish I had saved all of her reviews! May her spirit continue to inspire San Diego diners, chefs, restaurant owners, and food writers!

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                  1. re: RB Hound

                    great minds think alike, RB. I posted the same link to her reviews two days ago!

                1. I just heard this news. I was out of town when Ms. Wise died and had no idea. Her reviews always made me feel there was a grown up in the room. They also made me feel that someone who'd been places was here in SD to call bullshit when warranted. I loved reading about the "Last Supper" at the A R Valentien, a place I love. I would imagine that Ms Wise and I shared a love for place as much as for food, because we are both of that generation where a crass interior interferes mightily with the enjoyment of food. Beauty all round is what's called for, even if it's in the authenticity of a tiny Thai joint. The San Diego food scene will suffer with the loss of this brilliant arbiter of taste. RIP Ms. Wise

                  The Last Supper: http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/20...